Some advice on a new TV

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by renvilo, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. renvilo

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    Hi guys,

    so my little one decided its going to be fu#&^ funny to hit my TV with her toy...

    So.. Claiming from Insurance.. Hopefully they'll pay out.. But I'm looking at the:

    Hisense 75R7 - https://www.harveynorman.com.au/hisense-75-inch-r7-4k-uhd-uled-smart-tv.html
    Samsung QA65Q60RAWXXY - https://www.harveynorman.com.au/samsung-65-inch-q60r-4k-uhd-qled-smart-tv.html
    Hisense 65R8 - https://www.harveynorman.com.au/hisense-65-inch-r8-4k-uhd-uled-smart-tv.html
    LG - https://www.harveynorman.com.au/lg-75-inch-um76-4k-uhd-led-lcd-ai-thinq-smart-tv.html
    Samsung - https://www.harveynorman.com.au/samsung-75-inch-ru7100-4k-uhd-led-lcd-smart-tv.html


    The order above is kind of what I'm thinking of going at.. 75R7 or Samsung 65" else 65R8.. But not sure which is best.
     
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  4. steffan72

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    bigger is better . . . . go for the 75 inch
     
  5. hotpants86

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    Mind if I ask a TV related question here as well? I don't want to hijack though so happy to start another thread.
     
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  7. hotpants86

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    Haha I was going to ask about peoples recommendations of the Panasonic TH-65GX850A vs Sony X9500G. Went with the Sony today :D
     
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    The Wirecutter has a good TV buying guide: https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-tv/

    In the price and size range you seem to be looking in, the Sony 65" X95G seems to be a good choice. It's $1,970 at Harvey Norman (may be available cheaper elsewhere - I just looked there as that's where you're linking from). https://www.harveynorman.com.au/sony-65-inch-x95g-4k-uhd-led-lcd-smart-tv.html

    Note: if you'll be using the tv for gaming as well (primary difference being support for HDMI 2.1 which allows low latency modes), the Wirecutter also has a guide for that: https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-tv-for-video-games/

    In that case, in your size and budget range, the recommended choice is the Samsung 65" RU8000 for $1,995 at Harvey Norman: https://www.harveynorman.com.au/samsung-65-inch-ru8000-4k-uhd-led-lcd-smart-tv.html

    Of course, if you can stretch your budget, the LG C9 OLED is the ultimate choice. At Harvey Norman, $2,695 for 55" or $4,495 for 65".
     
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  9. hotpants86

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    Appreciate the reply and I'll check that site out.

    I went with the Sony because I just don't like the Samsungs. They are well defined but man they look so saturated and I prefer more natural looking colours. Even without comparing to other TVs it's like when someone has their shit on really bright and it gives you a headache after a few mins. Comparing it to other TVs like the Panasonic and Sony and pretty much everything else was less saturated.

    Also Sony does Dolby Atmos for HDR whereas Samsung does not. So ultimately that's where my decision went. Each to their own and maybe you can turn the brightness down but what I saw with my own eyes is what rtings and other reviews have said. Also the Sony has the better upscaling processor which is another biggie.
     
  10. wintermute000

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    I'm asking a similar question myself (4K HDR 65", don't have budget for QLED or OLED), budget is around ~1500 and the Hisense 65R8 is looking pretty good.
    I can get the Sammy RU8000 for similar prices too due to work EPP deal with Samsung but the ads + the no DTS sounds pretty crap (but how much does that matter).
    The Sony X95G looks out of my price range.

    Main use-case is HTPC running browser video and Plex. I'm not looking forwards to messing with the HDR issues on Windows and I'm aware I might have to resort to a Shield etc. to sort out Plex 4K HDR properly.

    It was really hard not to pull the trigger over Xmas on those ~1200 Ozbargain deals on the 65R8... but I'm in no rush as the TV is, 80% of the time, a kids cartoon delivery mechanism, and I get the time to watch 1 movie a week maybe so not massively concerned (plus my 4K library is tiny so the current 55" 1080p still does the job perfectly). Might just sit on the fence for another year, maybe Windows/Plex will sort its shit out with HDR finally haha.
     
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  11. hotpants86

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    Maybe wait until the next wave of products launch or get a factory second from Sony ebay.

    You don't really need Plex to transcode if you get the X950G. It has AC Wifi (I get actual 1Gbps connection speed, ethernet is only 100mbps). The default player will play everything except very high bitrate BluRay rips (like 60gb files). It's actually a limitation on the player though because it buffers based on size. The size is fine for when it was created for 1080p but not BluRay. Easy fix though, just install Kodi or any other player and you're good to go.

    I have USB 3.0 external HDD plugged into my router and it streams perfectly.

    Any particular reason you need the HTPC/browsing? Is it your sole monitor?
     
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    foreign language sites and video streaming services / associated software to bypass restrictions etc.
    Basically can't rely on only standard Australian Netflix et al apps
    yeah might as well keep waiting
     
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    I recently got the 75" Q75R which is the model above the Samsung you linked to. It's superb. It can be had for around $1760 if you find the right sale. I got it from TGG eBay store.
     
  14. wintermute000

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    might be a good option thanks, happy to stretch out a few hundred for QLED
     
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    It runs android TV so you can use a VPN through there. Also there's plenty of plugins to stream stuff through Kodi (which is why they want to take it down).
     
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    Whilst the "nano cell" helps... it's still IPS, nah.


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    So what wrong with IPS? I have this TV and it perfects for the price. Colour Brightness and black is very good no bleaching. This TV is way better then samsung mid range TV.
     
  19. wintermute000

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    People complain about the viewing angles and also blacklight bleed
     
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